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Gary Anthony Sturgis is an American actor and voice actor who provided the voice of Gow in one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits


Character information: Gow

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Sturgis is the second oldest son of four born to Abraham and Sarah Sturgis. He grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended McDonogh Senior High School, where he played piccolo and served as drum major for the band. After writing an essay for a class assignment expressing his love and desire for acting, a teacher invited him to a table read for a play, and Sturgis was cast as the understudy. He later played the lead role in A Raisin in the Sun and soon landed roles in productions filmed in New Orleans such as Blaze and The Big Easy.

In 1992, Sturgis married his college sweetheart, Jennifer Grimes, whom he met at University of New Orleans. The pair moved to Los Angeles, where she landed a job as an assistant talent agent at a top-tier talent agency, and Sturgis was signed at the agency shortly thereafter. They have two sons, Evan and Dane.


In the mid-1990s, Sturgis began booking voice-over jobs in commercials and trailers. He served as the voice of the Monday night, and later Tuesday night, lineup on the now defunct UPN network, promoting such shows as The Parkers, Moesha, Half & Half, Girlfriends, and The Hughleys. In 1997 and 1998, he was also the daily announcer for the late night talk show VIBE, starring Chris Spencer and, later, comedian Sinbad. Sturgis never had a contract for either job, stating that he would just "keep coming everyday [sic] until they tell me to stop". This lasted for the duration of the network and the talk show respectively.

Sturgis graced the cover of Hollywood Reporter in 2002 in celebration of his voice-over work. In addition to promos for network TV, he also did several trailers for Hollywood films, such as Bones, The Wood, Crossroads, Two Can Play That Game, and The Others. He has also played a number of animated roles in films, including Static Shock, Scooby Doo and The Cyber Chase, Batman Beyond, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and The Fairly OddParents: Wishology, and video game titles, such as Shout About Music, True Crime, Evil Dead, Spider-Man 2, and Red Faction.

In October 2008, Sturgis began working as a staff writer for Tyler Perry Studios on the shows Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns, both on TBS. This would mark his first professional writing job. His first credited episode of Tyler Perry's House of Payne aired on December 16, 2008. In February 2009, he worked on Blokhedz, an animated web series on, providing the voice of Biskit, the leader of the biker gang Wild Dawgs.

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